Even when Foxconn continues to promise Wisconsin that, in fact, it will bring jobs and an LCD plant to the state in exchange for an unprecedented $ 4 billion tax cut, it may be quietly trying to renegotiate the agreement.
According to a letter from Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (via Wisconsin Public Radio), Foxconn was actually the first to propose that the agreement be changed in March, and the company apparently plans to send "the necessary documentation" to start that Process in a matter of weeks.
Six days ago, we learned that Governor Evers had some doubts about whether Foxconn could be able to bring his promised 13,000 jobs to Wisconsin (doubts we would call quite valid, given The Verge's recent extensive report ) the issue) but until this morning, it seemed that both Foxconn and Wisconsin were on the same page
"Foxconn remains committed to our contract," the company said on Friday when it returned to commit to opening an LCD plant. "We have a solid contract," Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) CEO Mark Hogan told reporters today, according to The Associated Press . Now, we wait and see if Foxconn will officially re-scale this agreement, or if it will try, once again, to pretend that the empty buildings are not empty.
The office of Foxconn and Evers did not respond immediately to the requests for comments.